23 May – 2 June
One more year the dates of ImagineIndia Madrid Indian Film Festival, 7th Edition, are nearer. Established in 1999 as a pioneering event for showing Indian , Asian and Arab films.
23rd may – 2nd june, 2008. This can be felt as all the workers of the organization seem to be nervious as it was the first day of the festival.
Will we get this film, will be coming that director, have been finished the translations, have we got those stills etc ?
An enourmous job done by these mens and womens searching films, directors, artists all over the world. But it,s an inmense pleasure having the oportunity to contact, to talk to peoples from the other end of the world, so different to us. If Cinema is these days an universal language, our festival ImagineIndia is the event where they meet all the caracters of this language for talking about projects, sharing a beer, thinking of the future. For 11 days this festival is a belonging to different cultures for exchanging their art, their hopes.
Making it posible to what once John Lennon said, ” Imagine there is no country, no religions too, Imagine all the people, living life in peace, hope someday you will join us” So as he sang, 80 films from India, Asia and Arab countries, many languages, original version or subtitled, laughs or tears, but viewing in a cinema hall in a total silent peace.
This is ImagineIndia, hope someday you will join us.
HISTORY OF THE FESTIVAL
It begins as far as 1999 with the sponsorship of M- 80 Radio and Gomaespuma, and has programmed the most important indian films and the most outstanding indian film directors have been through our event. Mira Nair, Aamir Khan, Sharmila Tagore, Deepa Mehta, Goutam Ghose, Adoor Gopalakrishnan have attended the fest. with their films in hand. Not less importance to be given to the participation of spanish directors as Fernando Colomo, Carlos Saura, Verónica Forqué, Goya Toledo, etc..
The type of films and the Retrospectives organized solely tell about the high level attained by the festival. To be noted among those the retrospectives : Mira Nair, Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Raj Kapoor, Rithwik Ghatak, Shyam Benegal, Adoor Gopalakrishnan , etc..
The next edition is full of new ideas, more sections, films, countries and venues.
37 indian films, 20 asian and 3 arab show itself the importance of the event.
In the Indian Section , It,s to be highlighted the Retrospectives of Buddhadeb Dasgupta, in the Spanish Film Institute, and that of Mani Kaul. If the first has won Venice Film Festival with the film Uttara, the second has won many awards with the feature Uski Roti.
In the Asian Section we can stress the Retrospectives of Hou Hsiao Hsien and Zang Ke Jia. And finally 3 films of Farida Belyazidincluded in Arab Section.
JAARA BRISHTITE BHIJECHILO
TAARE ZAMEEN PAR
LIFE IN A METRO
Retrospective of Shabana Azmi
HONEYMOON TRAVELS LTD
Retospective of Mani Kaul
SATAH SE UTHATA AADMI
Retrospective of Buddhadeb Dasgupta
SAAT PAKE BANDHA
BOW BARRACKS FOREVER
MEGHE DHAKA TARA
Fisherman’s Daughter (Sri Lanka) Salinda Perera
Pure Coolness (Kyrgystan) Ernest Abdyjaparov
Sankara (Sri Lanka) Prasanna Jayakody
Notebook of Life (Japan) Kihachi Itakura
Khuda Ke Lye (Pakistan) Shoaib Mansoor
Kuru (Malaysia) Woo Min Jin
Kagbeni (Nepal) Bhusan Dahal
Retrospective of Hou Hsiao Hsien
GOOD MEN GOOD WOMEN
DUST IN THE WIND
A TIME TO LIVE A TIME TO DIE
A SUMMER AT GRANDPA,S
ALL THE YOUTHFULL DAYS
Retospective of Zang Ke Jia
Out of Competition
The House (Azerbaiyan) Asif Rustamov
Red Lion (Japan) Kihachi Okamoto
Welcome to DongMakgol (South Korea) Park Kwang Hyun
What Time is it there? (Taiwan) Tsai Ming Liang
The King and the Clown (South Korea) Lee Jun Ik
Spanish Film Institute
Spanish Film Academy
Centro Madrileño de Imágenes
La Boca del Lobo
VERONICA FORQUE ( President )
ANTONIA SAN JUAN
Award to Lifetime Achievment
NETPAC Award to best Asian film
PRESS CONFERENCE. Presention of the Festival
Place : RANI MAHAL , C/ Ave María, 18. (Lavapiés).
Date : 14 – may – 2008. 12.00 h.
Gran Wyoming, Sergio Pazos, Verónica Forqué, Guillermo Fesser, Myriam Mezieres, Qazi Abdur Rahim, Menene Gras, Guillermo Toledo, Javier Corcuera, Pilar Torre (ICAA), Hugo Silva, Carlos Iglesias.
Place : PALAFOX CINEMA , C/ Luchana 15.
Date : 2 – june – 2008. 21.00 h.
SPANISH FILM INSTITUTE :
Hall 1 , 19.30 h
Theme : Participation of Women as changing force in our cinema.
— Chus Gutierrez.
— Myriam Mezieres.
— Charles Tesson.
— Buddhadeb Dasgupta.
— Aruna Vasudev.
— Qazi Abdur Rahim.
CENTRO MADRILEÑO DE IMAGENES :
27 may. 19.00 h.
Theme : Hybrid and Transborder conception of Indian Culture.
— Jorge Diego Sanchez.
— Charles Tesson.
— Qazi Abdur Rahim.
CENTRO MADRILEÑO DE IMAGENES.
29 may. 18.30 h.
Presentation : Of the film Jaara Brishtite Bhijechilo by Anjan Das.
Founder – Director
QAZI ABDUR RAHIM
ARUNA VASUDEV ALBERTO ELENA
ANTONIA SAN JUAN
ADOOR GOPALAKRISHNAN MANI RATNAM
TEAM IMAGINEINDIA 2008
Vikash Mehra ( ADSOLUTIONS S.A.) Ana Garrido
EDITING PHOTOS , DVD,s , TRAILERS , SPOTS , PRESS MATERIAL
Manuel Priede Monserrat de María
TRANSFER OF FORMATS
Asier Cine Asia
SYNOPSIS FOR WEB and OTHERS
Qazi Abdur Rahim Ana Belén García Mula Gabriela Garcés María José Izarra Juan José
LINE DESIGNER OF PUBLICITY
Manuel Priede Monserrat de María Manuela Sanhueza
Karl Pedall Carolina Salgado Gallego Qazi Abdur Rahim Sara Qazi Salgado Virginia
Karl Pedall Carolina Salgado Gallego Gabriel
Qazi Abdur Rahim Amalesh Dasgupta Sangeeta Dutta Lalit Mohan Joshi Aruna Vasudev Philip Cheah S. K. Ahamed Elena Aime Anne Doshi
PUBLICITY IN INTERNET
Víctor Losa Regañón
PRESS AND COMMUNICATION
DYP comunicaciones David Sánchez Piti
Marta Fernández Torres Virginia María Jesús Abad Carolina Salgado Gallego María Jesús
Víctor Gato Abdullah Jorashan
Rosa Cruz María José Izarra Carolina Salgado Gallego Mónica Herrero Paul Summers
Bailamos Bollywood Sunny and Suresh